The Battle of Gettysburg

Location MapThe Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point in the American Civil War and a huge victory for the abolishment of slavery in America. The eventual end to the civil war meant the continuation of the Union, allowed the implementation of the 13th amendment and secured the freedom of millions of African Americans.
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Legoland

imageIf you had Lego as a kid, Denmark has the theme park for you. If you didn’t have Lego as a kid, I’m very sorry you were deprived, but at least you still can join in on the experience! Legoland with all its 60 million blocks is a real thing!
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Odense, the home of Hans Christian Anderson

Location MapI remember the name Hans Christian Anderson from when I was a kid. Unmistakably he is the writer of famous fairytales with a morale story that can be understood by all. I had no idea that he was from Odense in Denmark though, so when I found myself nearby it sure seemed like something worth learning more about.
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Norway in a Nutshell

Location MapDuration: 13 days
Expenses: 8,848NOK or 680NOK/day (AUD$1,420 or AUD$109/day)

If you’re going to bother going all the way to Norway, please do something other than the standard Norway in a Nutshell tour. Better still, don’t support those enormous cruiseship companies that pollute the fjords low grade crud. I really wish I had more time in Norway to explore more than just the south. But I have a feeling I’ll be back soon to explore the far north and hopefully even freeze my ass off in Scandinavian winter.

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The Bessegen Ridge in Autumn

Location MapThe Bessegen Ridge is one of the most popular day hikes in Norway. That’s not surprising given the absolutely stunning landscapes of Jotunheimen National Park and the views of the two blue lakes. September certainly was a great time to go to see all the fiery autumn colours.
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Stonehenge

Location MapAn ancient wonder of the world, Stonehenge. I remember as a kid having a book on ancient wonders including the Pyramids of Giza. Maybe Stonehenge isn’t quite as big or as famous, but it’s an equally big mystery as to how the enormous stones were set by people with such basic tools.
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The Cotswolds

Location MapThe Cotswolds area of England is dotted with villages full of stunning sandstone coloured cottages. The greenery has often spent decades crawling its way around the warm coloured stone. The residents nurture flowers of all origins (or perhaps their gardeners do it) and it’s this combination of stone, nature and colour that makes this area so quaint. Now if only I had millions of pound sterling.
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